NBC: Sorry for Cutting 'Under God'

    Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the 14th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, June 18, 2011.

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    NBC quickly offered an on-air apology Sunday for omitting “a portion” of the Pledge of Allegiance during its U.S. Open coverage. The network edited out the words "under God" twice from montages of Pledge readings that were shown on TV. Twitter exploded with negative comments, with some tweets calling for a boycott of the network. NBC commentator Dan Hicks read a statement shortly thereafter: "It was not done to upset anyone, and we'd like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it."

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